National collegiate recycling competition
January 22, 2009
KNOXVILLE, TN — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville will compete in an intercollegiate recycling and waste reduction competition for the fourth straight year, according to WVLT-TV.
RecycleMania is a ten-week competition from January 18 to March 28 where trash and recyclables are collected from every building and tallied then ranked and compared to the results of 397 participating colleges and universities, the story stated.
For the competition, sponsored by Make Orange Green, Aramark and Alcoa Inc., 6,000 new recycling bins will be provided and placed in offices and classroom around campus; an additional 840 recycling bins are being strategically placed in residence halls and student apartments, the story noted.
RecycleMania is nationally sponsored and produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise Program, the National Recycling Coalition, the College and University Recycling Council and Coca-Cola, the story added.
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